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An African Expericence A safari in Africa can be one of the great highlights of our lives, and Simon Combes has lived his life on one. He is one of the finest painters of wildlife alive and with this book makes his mark as a writer as well. The story of his life contained in this volume is an enthralling one: the son of an expatriate raised in colonial Kenya, a military career that spanned both sides of that nation's independence, a safari guide and artist with an eye for the adventure that is Africa. Simon's art has been published by the The Greenwich Workshop since 1980.

Wildlife Art and Adventure in Kenya
by Simon Combes
Foreward by David Shepherd
More than 80 full color images
Hardcover - 144 pages (1990)
9 7/16" x 12 1/8"; ISBN: 1-85310-124-9
$29.95 US; $49.95 CDN

For adventures, travelers and those who just love the Discovery Channel from a comfortable chair—have we got a story for you! Combes' newest book details his adventurers tracking nine of the world's biggest feline predators in their native environments—including Mongolia, Nepal, South America and even Idaho. Combes wanted wild models for the book's paintings; big cats kept in zoos lose muscle tone and a vitality that is only seen in their counterparts that are free to hunt and roam.
Great Cats
One of these wild cats is the subject of a giclée that accompanies the book—a young leopard Combes saw in the Aberdare Mountains National Park in Kenya.

"After searching in vain for the elusive tigers that prowl through the thick, snow-clad forests of Siberia, Simon Combes realized that his dream to paint the world's great exotic cats would not be as easy as he hoped His travels resulted in a new book, "Great Cats: Stories and Art from a World Traveler," replete with exquisite portraits of his rare subjects - from a cougar softly paddling through the wintry winderness of Idaho to a Bengal tiger lurking in a bamboo jungle in India. The paintings are accompanied by Combes' engaging, sometimes comical insights on the local color and inhabitants of the places he visited." - Christian Science Monitor

To read the CNN book review, click here.

GREAT CATS: Stories and Art from a World Traveler
by Simon Combes
Full color throughout
Hardcover - 168 pages (1998)
11" x 10"; ISBN: 0-86713-048-2
$35 US; $55 CDN



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